Location, Location, Location

The mainstreaming of spatial intelligence
The full feature is online at http://member.gim-international.com/. Please subscribe for free using the Subscribe button in the left hand column. The rate of data growth is increasing exponentially, thanks to new sensors, new social networks and new ways of creating and capturing data. In response, Oracle is focusing on supporting big data volumes, simplifying IT, providing deep analytics and enabling implementations either in the cloud or on site. GIM International speaks to Steve Hagan, vice president of development for server technologies at Oracle Corporation, about the organisation’s relationships with key geospatial software and data suppliers, its particular concentration on very... (read more)
2012-06-29 04:24:08 Monique Verduyn, contributing editor, GIM International

Location Communication

A fire-fighter can pretty easily get lost and disorientated when surrounded by smoke in the middle of the night. GPS navigation is great, but not for working inside buildings because of the absence of line of sight to satellites, while cellular positioning methods generally fail to provide a satisfactory degree of accuracy. In most countries mobile users are the majority callers for emergency response. It's obvious that most people spend most of their time indoors, and the majority of location-based services are actually being initiated indoors or in environments where GPS fails to deliver acceptable end-user performance. Conventional GPS receivers... (read more)
2009-12-29 11:58:07 Kris Kolodziej

Location Based Marketing

Imagine you are in Barcelona. It is a hot summer afternoon. Your smartphone knows you are fond of chilled fruit juices, and out of the blue you receive a message: there’s a juice bar just around the corner. They offer the best juice in town, plus a 10% discount and immediate satisfaction. You feel happy. Words similar to these are regularly heard from those who hope to gain from selling Location Based Marketing (LBM) concepts. And they have been talking about it for years. Yet the number of television viewers in a country such as Belgium is greater than the... (read more)
2012-04-17 03:21:06 Mathias Lemmens, senior editor, GIM International

2007 Location Intelligence Conference

The 2007 Location Intelligence Conference, the premiere industry event focused on the use of location technology, has announced the agenda for this year’s conference. The conference will feature more than 30 sessions and 10 workshops discussing techniques for attendees to generate revenue, cut costs, improve workflow efficiency and gain competitive advantage by implementing location-related products and services.  The event will be held April 16-18, 2007 at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco.  The first day of the conference will feature workshops by top executives from Business Objects, CH2M Hill, ESRI, High Earth Orbit, Google, the Open Geospatial Consortium, MapQuest,... (read more)
2007-03-26 10:18:12

Video on Location Intelligence

The company eSpatial, Ireland, has launched a video aimed at explaining the value of GIS for business people unfamiliar with the discipline. The 4-minute video entitled "What is location intelligence?" is pitched at a non-expert audience, and aims to provide a brief overview of what GIS is, the benefits of using GIS, a business perspective of how GIS software works and eSpatial OnDemand GIS.     The company has also produced a range of free downloadable infosheets in addition of this video. Available on the company's website, the downloads provide short, digestible introductions to a range of topics.   "We're... (read more)
2011-08-29 10:35:55

Location-Based Services

13th International Conference
2016-05-11 02:31:32

UK Location Strategy Implementation

Ordnance Survey's GI strategist Keith Murray is being seconded to Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to help lead the UK's implementation of the UK Location Strategy (UKLS) and the EU INSPIRE Directive. He has helped develop the national mapping agency's geographic information (GI) strategy and the industry's implementation of the Digital National Framework since 1999 and has now begun a two-year term.   The EU INSPIRE Directive provides a common European framework that defines what needs to be undertaken to achieve interoperable and integrated data across the continent. A joined‑up approach to creating, recording and using GI... (read more)
2008-08-12 11:02:00

Developing Location Framework for Europe

The 9th General Assembly of EuroGeographics, the association for Europe's national mapping and cadastral agencies, took place in Vilnius, Lithuania. It was hosted by the National Land Service under the Ministry of Agriculture and State Enterprise Centre of Registers in Lithuania. Keynote speakers from the European Commission's Eurostat and GMES Bureau addressed 120 participants, representing 52 members from 43 European countries.   The title of this year's event was ‘Developing a location framework for Europe'. National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies (NMCA) will play a major role in providing the location framework for INSPIRE, GMES and other European initiatives by enabling... (read more)
2009-10-05 02:05:15

New TruePosition Hybrid Location Solution

TruePosition (PA, USA) has announced the TruePosition Hybrid Location Solution. This mobile positioning method combines network-based and handset-based location technologies and leverages the benefits of each to gain higher accuracy and reliability.   The TruePosition Hybrid Location Solution can incorporate a combination of location technologies such as Cell ID (CID), Enhanced Cell ID (ECID), Angle of Arrival (AOA), Uplink Time Difference of Arrival (U-TDOA), and Assisted GPS (A-GPS) to ensure optimum accuracy, latency, and yield across every type of environment and condition-urban, suburban, rural, indoors, in-vehicle, in-motion and stationary.   The TruePosition Hybrid Location Solution can perform in two different... (read more)
2008-04-02 10:09:13

Powering Worldwide Location-Based Applications

Vodafone will use Tele Atlas digital maps and location-based content across its global footprint for the company's location-based services (LBS) and navigation offerings, according to the agreement the companies have made. They will collaborate to enable powerful LBS, routing and mapping applications for mobile users around the world.     The agreement gives Vodafone access to Tele Atlas' global digital map content and products, including 24 million points of interest (POIs), 3D Landmarks, 2D City Maps and Digital Elevation Models, which give local search application users maps that more closely reflect their surroundings. Vodafone will also gain access to Tele... (read more)
2009-07-21 09:40:22
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